RESPECT – TREAT OTHERS THE WAY THEY WANT TO BE TREATED
I was raised being taught that you only deserve what you give. Not just in relation to respect but in relation to effort, perseverance, courtesy, assistance, and everything else. You only deserve what you give.
The bottom of this article includes some great power phrases and questions to use as internal mantras, or family motto’s, to help ourselves and our kids learn to show respect to those around them.
YOU ONLY DESERVE WHAT YOU GIVE
Respect means you can admire someone or something, or a part of someone or something such as an achievement or rank, regardless how you may feel towards the person. If you truly wish to show a respectful approach it is more about letting someone know that you acknowledge them and their abilities. We think it might be better said, treat others the way THEY like to be treated.
Not to the point of becoming harmful to yourself. Respect is something earned and mutual. Showing respect is a matter of courtesy, and requires some notion of compassion. Treating them in a way they like to be treated shows a willingness to acknowledge them on their own terms, which is an effective way of showing respect.
COMPASSION & RESPECT
Compassion and respect go hand in hand with each other. You don’t have to like someone, or their views, to still show care towards them, and showing that care by treating them in a fair and kind way, you know, the way YOU might like to be treated by those that disagree with you, then you both can grow from each other’s experience.
IS IT WORTH IT?
The question you have to ask yourself before becoming argumentative or disrespectful to someone is this, is it worth it? Is it worth it to lose a possible connection, friend, or solid relationship with a family member, because you get stuck in a solid right vs. wrong mentality? What is the point of disrespecting or arguing with them to try to change their mind if you lose them over it? Not that a good debate should be avoided! Ideas and thoughts can be shared without tearing each others view and opinion down in anyway though.
WE ALL HOLD A PIECE OF THE PUZZLE
We are all life. We are all forms of the same structure sharing the same town, community, city, state, country, or planet as home. One simply can not even come CLOSE to experiencing all that life has in it. Sharing ideas with others in a respectful manner will get you one step closer though. Through that experience comes knowledge and wisdom as well if you know what to do with it.
Becoming disrespectful towards one person over one character trait or a few disagreements may cause you to miss out on knowledge they have that could be valuable to you.
COMPASSION & RESPECT ARE THE KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING. UNDERSTANDING IS THE KEY TO RESOLUTIONS, COEXISTENCE, AND PEACE.
RESPECT POWER PHRASES & QUESTIONS
RESPECT POWER PHRASES:
I WILL THINK ABOUT HOW OTHERS FEEL
I WILL TREAT OTHERS THE WAY THEY WANT TO BE TREATED
I WILL MAKE EYE CONTACT WHEN SPEAKING
I WILL SHOW RESPECT BY LISTENING
I WILL ACCEPT THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT FROM ME
I WILL TAKE CARE OF MY THINGS
I WILL USE MY MANNERS How do you do that? Everyone say using our please sir and thank you sir! PLEASE SIR AND THANK YOU SIR
RESPECT POWER QUESTIONS:
What does respect mean? Treat others how they want to be treated
How can we show respect? Using our manners (courtesy), showing we care (compassion)
Does it show respect to turn your back while someone is talking to you? No Sir
Does it show respect to shake hands when you meet someone new? Yes Sir
Does it show respect to break your or others things? No sir
Courtesy of Peaceful Warriors MA
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Newcastle OK, 73065